The Cootamundra Herald is switching to a new-look website this week and offering online readers full access to local news, sport and community information for only $2 a week.
Visitors to cootamundraherald.com.au from Wednesday will find an engaging new homepage featuring an expanded range of content as the Herald introduces a local news subscription for digital access.
As announced in April, the new subscription offering includes full online access to the local news, sport and opinion published by the Cootamundra Herald, as well as essential community information and the latest national news and sport, plus lifestyle, health and travel advice.
Subscribers will also get access to a digital replica of the Herald’s Wednesday and Friday print editions, so they can read every page of the printed newspaper on their tablet or desktop. There’s also the option to receive regular news updates by email.
On Wednesday, subscribers can sign up to pay monthly and get the first 30 days free. Or they can pay for an annual subscription, get 20 per cent off plus the first month free.
In a message to audiences and advertisers, editor Ross Tyson said introducing local news subscriptions allowed audiences to choose how they wanted to support the Herald’s valued local coverage.
“As our audience increasingly reads our local journalism on their smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops, we need to make sure we can continue to deliver the coverage our community expects and deserves,” he said.
“By subscribing for full online access, you will be supporting the Herald to continue its mission to deliver the local journalism that keeps our community informed, entertained and connected.”
Some content at cootamundraherald.com.au will remain open to all website visitors, including classified advertisements, such as birth and funeral notices, and recommended articles featuring local businesses. Visitors can also sign up to have a free newsletter emailed regularly, making it easier to browse the latest headlines and see what’s making news.
The changes do not affect the printed newspaper published Wednesday and Friday.
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